Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Tube 2018 online exhibitor registration open

February 7, 2017

Exhibitor applications for Tube 2018, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, are now available online at The deadline to reserve exhibit space is April 30, 2017. The event will be held April 16-20, 2018, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.A special feature at Tube 2018...

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Roll-Kraft’s Woodbridge, Ont., facility recertified to ISO 9001:2008

January 30, 2017

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has announced the recertification of its Woodbridge, Ont., facility, Roll-Kraft Ltd., to ISO 9001:2008. The scope of this registration includes the manufacture and refurbishment of metal rolls and related equipment for the tube, pipe, and roll forming...

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SMS to modernize Atlas Tube’s ERW tube lines

January 24, 2017

SMS group has announced it has received several follow-up orders to modernize the 16-in. tube welding line it installed at Atlas Tube, Blytheville, Ark., a company of Zekelman Industries.SMS will equip the line with a completely new sizing section to expand the product spectrum and help improve...

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FD Machinery to make first tube mill installation in North America

January 23, 2017

FD Machinery, Cleveland, has received an order for a new, HF ERW tube mill—its first tube mill installation in North America. The complete tube mill line will be equipped with an automated coil feed and butt weld system, a PLC tooling positioning system, an automated ID scarf blowout, and an...

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Reach for the skies!

January 20, 2017

The energy sector is the biggest global market for manufacturers of steel pipes, with the focus on two nonrenewable resources: oil and gas. However, tubular products are equally indispensable for renewable energy, especially wind power. A report from Germany details the progress in making wind towers in Germany's power industry.

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AB&I names Harry Warren Inc. as new rep

January 16, 2017

Oakland, Calif.-based AB&I Foundry has named Harry Warren Inc. and Harry Warren of Georgia LLC as manufacturers’ rep for Florida and Georgia. AB&I Foundry manufactures cast-iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary drain, waste, and vent plumbing systems....

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Axial tube end forming machine features automatic tool detection

January 16, 2017

The new REB 645 axial tube end forming machine from transfluid features automatic tool detection, allowing fast tool changes for complex geometries and extreme degrees of forming. A bar code system reads the operation data of a tube with an individual bar code. All tools of the machine, which is...

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Rafter receives order for quick-change tube mill

December 19, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has received an order for a new RT-2000S HFI tube mill that will incorporate the company's patented Mill-Flip® quick-change technology. The mill will be built for a North American tube producer that requires multiple changeovers per week for JIT...

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Synalloy to acquire Marcegaglia’s stainless pipe and tube operations

December 13, 2016

Synalloy Corp., a Richmond, Va.-based company that produces stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals and distributes seamless carbon pipe and tubing, has announced that, through its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, it has signed a definitive agreement to...

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Zekelman Industries to acquire Western Tube & Conduit

December 7, 2016

Chicago-based Zekelman Industries has entered into a definitive agreement for Wheatland Tube to purchase Western Tube & Conduit Corp., Long Beach, Calif., from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and other minority shareholders. Western Tube & Conduit is a producer of black and galvanized steel...

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Industrial Tube & Steel to open Tennessee facility

December 5, 2016

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., a metal and steel tubing supplier, will open a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in January 2017. The company will add two new band saws to the plant, each able to cut material up to 22 in. dia. ITS serves machine shops, fabricators, and OEMs, supplying...

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Tube mill uses direct forming to produce square, rectangular tubes

November 21, 2016

Fives has introduced the OTO HSU (hollow shape universal) tube mill, designed to produce square and rectangular tubes for the construction industry. The mill produces HSU tubes through direct forming, skipping the traditional step of constructing round tubes and then squaring them.The line...

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Grain size control for successfully fabricating stainless and INCONEL alloy tubing

November 21, 2016 | By Chiranjib K. Mukherjee

Tube producers and fabricators make and use tubing that conforms to a particular manufacturing standard, but few standards specify grain size. Knowing the role that grain size plays is a crucial first step in understanding how a fabrication process succeeds or fails.

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint three sales managers

October 28, 2016

U.S.-based Superior Tube and U.K.-based Fine Tubes, manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, have announced three additions to their sales management team. Mark A. Boyle has been appointed to the position of global aerospace market manager, based at Superior Tube's head office...

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Steel Tube appoints quality assurance and safety manager

October 27, 2016

Statesville, N.C.-based Steel Tube Inc. has appointed Steve Davis to head its quality and safety department. Davis has 33 years of experience in manufacturing, working for both small companies and large corporations. He also is an entrepreneur, having owned and operated two small businesses. "My...

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